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Solar Crest

Solar Crest is like your hero's radiant shield of empowerment, an incredible item that not only enhances your hero's defenses but also brings a brilliant boost to both offense and support on the battlefield!
Upgraded Item | Magical

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A talisman forged to honor the daytime sky.

Solar Crest is like your hero's radiant shield of empowerment, an incredible item that not only enhances your hero's defenses but also brings a brilliant boost to both offense and support on the battlefield!

Base Combat Stats

Combat Stats

+ 4 Armor

+ 0.67 Armor (from attributes)

+ 4 Damage for Primary Attribute Heroes

+ 8.4 Damage for Universal Heroes

AttackSpeed.attackSpeedTarget

+ 4 Attack Speed (from attributes)

+ 200 Health

+ 88 Health (from attributes)

+ 0.36 Health Regen (from attributes)

+ 300 Mana

+ 48 Mana (from attributes)

+ 0.2 Mana Regen (from attributes)

+ 0.4% Magic Resistance (from attributes)

+ 25 Movement Speed

Attributes

Universal Attribute Icon

+ 4 allAttributes

Recipe

Solar Crest is like your hero's radiant shield of empowerment, an incredible item that not only enhances your hero's defenses but also brings a brilliant boost to both offense and support on the battlefield!
Pavise
Crown
Wind Lace
Solar Crest Recipe

Abilities

Active: Shine

When cast on an ally, grants them 7 armor, 70 attack speed, 15% movement speed and a 400 HP Barrier.
Does not grant bonus armor, movement or attack speed if used on self.
Range: 1000
Duration: 8

Mana: 100

Cooldown: 16

Additional Insights

  • Shares cooldown with Pavise.
  • But the Solar Crest doesn't just stop at fortifying your hero, it's a team player! This marvelous crest can be used to target either allies or enemies. When applied to allies, it enhances their armor and evasion, making them more durable and harder to hit. Alternatively, when cast on enemies, it reduces their armor and accuracy, making them vulnerable to your attacks and those of your teammates.

Statistics

The statistics below shows the percentage of hero builds which contain Solar Crest as a core or non-core item for each role. These statistics are based on our hero guides.

Itemization Strategy

Very much appreciated as Soft Support item giving them the flexibility to fight more and buff their teammates this item is very much aimed to be taken around early to mid timing of the game.

Heroes with Solar Crest as Core Item

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Abaddon
An early to mid game item to buff one of your cores against physical damage while boosting their attack speed and mobility. Can also be cast on yourself to gain a physical damage barrier.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Bounty Hunter
An early to mid game item to buff one of your cores against physical damage while boosting their attack speed and mobility. Can also be cast on yourself to gain a physical damage barrier.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Chen
An early to mid game item to buff one of your cores against physical damage while boosting their attack speed and mobility. Can also be cast on yourself to gain a physical damage barrier.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Clockwerk
An early to mid game item to buff one of your cores against physical damage while boosting their attack speed and mobility. Can also be cast on yourself to gain a physical damage barrier.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dazzle
An early to mid game item to buff one of your cores against physical damage while boosting their attack speed and mobility. Can also be cast on yourself to gain a physical damage barrier.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Disruptor
An early to mid game item to buff one of your cores against physical damage while boosting their attack speed and mobility. Can also be cast on yourself to gain a physical damage barrier.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Elder Titan
An early to mid game item to buff one of your cores against physical damage while boosting their attack speed and mobility. Can also be cast on yourself to gain a physical damage barrier.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Io
An early to mid game item to buff one of your cores against physical damage while boosting their attack speed and mobility. Can also be cast on yourself to gain a physical damage barrier.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Keeper of the Light
An early to mid game item to buff one of your cores against physical damage while boosting their attack speed and mobility. Can also be cast on yourself to gain a physical damage barrier.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lich
An early to mid game item to buff one of your cores against physical damage while boosting their attack speed and mobility. Can also be cast on yourself to gain a physical damage barrier.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Marci
An early to mid game item to buff one of your cores against physical damage while boosting their attack speed and mobility. Can also be cast on yourself to gain a physical damage barrier.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Omniknight
An early to mid game item to buff one of your cores against physical damage while boosting their attack speed and mobility. Can also be cast on yourself to gain a physical damage barrier.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Pugna
An early to mid game item to buff one of your cores against physical damage while boosting their attack speed and mobility. Can also be cast on yourself to gain a physical damage barrier.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Silencer
An early to mid game item to buff one of your cores against physical damage while boosting their attack speed and mobility. Can also be cast on yourself to gain a physical damage barrier.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Snapfire
An early to mid game item to buff one of your cores against physical damage while boosting their attack speed and mobility. Can also be cast on yourself to gain a physical damage barrier.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Techies
An early to mid game item to buff one of your cores against physical damage while boosting their attack speed and mobility. Can also be cast on yourself to gain a physical damage barrier.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Treant Protector
An early to mid game item to buff one of your cores against physical damage while boosting their attack speed and mobility. Can also be cast on yourself to gain a physical damage barrier.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Undying
An early to mid game item to buff one of your cores against physical damage while boosting their attack speed and mobility. Can also be cast on yourself to gain a physical damage barrier.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Vengeful Spirit
An early to mid game item to buff one of your cores against physical damage while boosting their attack speed and mobility. Can also be cast on yourself to gain a physical damage barrier.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Venomancer
An early to mid game item to buff one of your cores against physical damage while boosting their attack speed and mobility. Can also be cast on yourself to gain a physical damage barrier.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Warlock
An early to mid game item to buff one of your cores against physical damage while boosting their attack speed and mobility. Can also be cast on yourself to gain a physical damage barrier.

Heroes countered by Solar Crest

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Bristleback
Gives you or an ally armor and a physical damage barrier to significantly reduce the burst potential of Quill Spray.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Chaos Knight
Gives you or an ally armor and a physical damage barrier to significantly reduce Chaos Knights burst potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dawnbreaker
Gives you or an ally armor and a physical damage barrier to significantly reduce the burst potential of Starbreaker.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Elder Titan
Gives you or an ally armor and a physical damage barrier to significantly reduce the burst potential of Elder Titans physical damage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Marci
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Shadow Fiend
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Slardar
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Terrorblade
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tiny
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Troll Warlord
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tusk
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Underlord
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Vengeful Spirit
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Visage
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Weaver

Trivia

The introduction of the Solar Crest exemplified Dota 2's ongoing evolution, introducing upgraded items that added depth and versatility to gameplay strategies, before there were very rare upgrade paths.